Brush & Forest Fires Burn Sunday Morning In Augusta West Of BRP

©2011 : Photo By Yvette Stafford : Traveling 664 after crossing Reeds Gap, smoke from forest fires could be seen Sunday morning off in the distance on the northern horizon.

Blue Ridge Parkway
Nelson/Augusta County, VA

Many people east of the Blue Ridge Parkway in places like Afton reported seeing thick hazy smoke and a smoky smell Sunday morning. The cause of that was several fires on the west side of the BRP back in Augusta County. Crews from Rockfish Valley Volunteer FD and Wintergreen FD assisted in battling the blazes Sunday. As of roughly 10:45 AM Sunday a fire nearest to Nelson on the west side had been contained, but another fire was reported points west back into Augusta.


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